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BART is reporting major delays systemwide through the Transbay Tube in both directions due to "technical issues." As a result, there is limited service and at least 20 minute delays.More »
Sexual assault complaints fall on deaf ears at UC Berkeley, according to 31 current and formers students who filed two federal complaints with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Wednesday.
ABC7 Sofie Karasek speaks at a press conference yesterday.
But apparently, that's neither new or unusual. The current charges -- which allege that Cal administrators failed to investigate serial rapists and acted indifferent to harassment reports -- are just the latest in a spate of Title IX grievances filed at campuses nationwide. The 1972 law compels all federally funded institutions to investigate claims of gender-related violence or harassment, an obligation that many schools fail to fulfill.
In fact, the new UC Berkeley filing follows a similar complaint that Cal students filed last year, in conjunction with their peers at two other state campuses. In August, 20-year-old Sofie Karasek -- who is named in the current complaint -- testified before a state Senate committee, alleging that her assailant received lax penalties after admitting to the crime. She and other assault victims say the penalty for rape at UC Berkeley is no more severe than that for cheating on an exam.More »
Amid all the hating on Google that's been happening here, the Silicon Valley tech giant is hoping to get in your good graces by offering to foot the bill for low-income kids' Muni rides.
$3 Million dollars!
Mayor Ed Lee announced the news today, saying Google has agreed to donate $3.4 million dollars annually for two years to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, specifically to pay the Muni fares of low-and-moderate-income kids in San Francisco.
That amount of cash covers the existing $3 million program that allows some 40,000 kids between the ages of 5 and 17 to ride Muni for free. In fact, there will even be enough money leftover to expand the free rides to 18 year olds, according to the Mayor's Office.More »
Were you summoning the Rain Gods again? We thought so. Which means you only have your self to blame when you're stuck indoors all weekend due to the wet weather.
More rain: Something new for you to complain about
According to the National Weather Service, there's a 90 percent chance of precipitation tomorrow and, for dramatic effect, there will also be some thunderstorms sometime after 11 am.
And it'll keep pouring through the night.More »
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With the help of some very kind people, the Animal League Defense Fund is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who can help catch the person who's sprinkling San Francisco with poisonous meatballs that are meant to sicken and kill our beloved dogs.
ADLF What kind of monster poisons a dog?
As dog lovers already know, police found a new stash of suspicious meatballs on Feb. 22, in the Richmond and Twin Peaks neighborhoods. The meatballs appeared to be similar to those that were found last summer which were laced with enough strychnine to potentially kill a human. Sadly, a dachshund named Oskar devoured a meatball last July and died.More »
Well, we have some answers for you.
Sgt. Eric O'Neal sent out a short email explaining why police had to shut down the entire BART system citywide, leaving commuters in the lurch at the peak of the evening rush hour.
This is what happened:More »
A woman was brutally attacked in a San Francisco techie bar when she attempted to make a call on a Windows phone, according to police reports.
Flickr/Kojotisko A generic photo of a techie busted using a Windows phone
Sarah Stiles, a San Francisco housing activist, described the incident to police, saying that she was at Rickhouse in the Financial District.
"I got a text from one of my allies in the domiciled community (an activist term for people with homes) and wanted to call back," Stiles said. "But when I brought out my Nokia Lumia, the crowd turned ugly."More »
Days after tech consultant-turned-evangelist Sarah Slocum proclaimed herself the first Google Glass hate crime victim in San Francisco, fellow Glass wearers vowed to seek revenge.
Sarah Slocum recounting her story for local news outlet KRON 4 KRON
Their gambit: Go to the bar where Slocum says she was assaulted, and stage a sit-in -- or rather, a drink-in -- wearing Google Glass.More »
Update 5:30 p.m.: Good news: trains are moving again. The bad news is, there are still nasty delays after all trains were halted in San Francisco for 30 minutes. "We've been given the all clear from the police department," says Alicia Trost, spokeswoman for BART. "It's not clear if the suspect was taken into custody or if the suspect got away."
Anna Roth That's you right now
Update 5:17 p.m.: All trains between Daly City and Powell Street have been stopped while police continue their search for their suspect. The cops are saying they will continue looking for another 10 minutes. If they don't find whoever it is they are looking for, and the tunnels are all clear, they will resume BART service again. Meanwhile, BART is turning trains around at the Montgomery Street station to try and ease congestion at the station.
Original Story 4:55 p.m.: All BART trains have stopped between the 16th Street and 24th Street stations while police comb the tracks looking for a wanted suspect.
According to Alicia Trost, spokeswoman for BART, the trains came to a screeching halt just before 5 p.m. "We currently have all trains stopped as the SFPD is trying to get this person into custody," she says.More »
At first, we assumed she was interested in helping your dad (but not your mom) with his heroin habits. But then it occurred to us that she's not actually offering to help anyone with heroin or anything for that matter, which made this random SOMA flyer all that more bewildering.
So we did exactly what any curious person trapped in a cubicle would do: We dialed the 1-800 number listed on the green flyer to find out what the hell is going on here.More »
Ever since the invention of cars in the early 20th century, automobiles have victimized pedestrians. In fact, in the 1920s, newspapers began publishing cartoons portraying cars as 'the "modern moloch" -- an Ammonite God in ancient Palestine to whom people sacrificed their children. Well, the modern-day moloch has returned to San Francisco, where pedestrian deaths have reached a new high.
Flickr/Bikoy Watch out!
The FDR Democratic Club of San Francisco, an organization that supports seniors and people with disabilities, has said enough is enough -- it's time for pedestrians to take a stand.
About a month ago, the ever-cautious and beyond-reproach British press ran a sensational story about a drug-induced death. Something called "cannabis poisoning," they reported, killed a 31-year-old mother.
This would be new. Though abundant amounts of high-grade marijuana food have killed off pets, as far as science and even the prohibitionist federal government in the United States know, there is no such thing as "cannabis poisoning" in humans, at least in feasible reality.
Or is there? Researchers in Germany say they have discovered the world's first "cannabis-related deaths," a pair of healthy men in their 20s who succumbed to cardiac arrythmia.
Has the magic plant finally claimed its first victim, several thousand years into its history with humans?More »
We read the news on CBS, which is reporting that firefighters are at the scene attempting to rescue the injured woman who is stuck on a rocky bluff with high waves crashing around her.More »
Finding that one person you actually like -- and like to look at -- enough to share your bed can be quite a task. Never mind, trying to find a third special somebody to round out your sexual fantasies.
Sexual or not, it's the best threesome we've ever watched
Alas, tech geeks have come to your rescue. This new app that was created in London called 3nder (pronounced 'Threen-der'), is building off of the stratagems of predecessors Tinder and Grindr to deliver a location-based hook-up site that matches couples with their unicorn.
The technological sexual revolution has arrived, San Francisco.More »
A few weeks back, health officials got commuters riled up after breaking the news that a UC Berkeley student infected with measles rode BART to-and-from class for several days. Perhaps unreleated, it appears that a rare case of the measles has made its way down to San Mateo County where one person was diagnosed with the disease.
This is what the measles looks like
No word on whether this person was also a BART passenger, however, according to news reports, the patient had indeed recently traveled internationally. Health officials are now following up on "any potential exposure" to others in the area, KTVU reports.
As of Feb. 21, there were 15 confirmed cases of measles in California so far this year, an increase from the two that were reported this same time last year, according to state officials.More »